What are your "Must have" applications?

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  1. cthorpe

    cthorpe Registered Member

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    Besides security applications, what are your must haves? What makes your computer life easier?

    For me:
    SpaceMonger - Visual representation of free and used space on hard drive
    Quintessential Player - MP3s
    FlashFXP - FTP client
    Putty - SSH client
    Word 2003
    HTMLKit - HTML editing
    TopStyle Pro - CSS editing
    X-Setup Pro - Tweaking
    Nero Burning Rom
     
  2. dallen

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  3. WSFuser

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    CCCP - codec pack and it includes MPC for audio/video playback
    CCleaner - keep my hard disk and registry squeaky clean
    Firefox - web browser
    Foxit Reader - reads PDF files
    GetRight - download manager. good for large files.
    Microsoft Office
    PowerArchiver - handle my archives
    Quicktime Alternative - for the occassional site using qt
    SnagIt - take screenshots or videos
    True Image - for backing up my drive
    Unlocker - for those stubborn file that just wont die
    XnView - image viewer
     
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  4. dah145

    dah145 Registered Member

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    CCleaner
    Total Uninstall 3: www.martau.com = really useful tool
    System mechanic 6
    Nero 6
    Firefox
    Power DVD
    Winamp
     
  5. Beer Dog

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    IrfanView
    WinKey
    AutoSizer
    TweakUI for XP
    PowerArchiver
    Image for Windows, Image for DOS
    PingPlotter
     
  6. cthorpe

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    Of course, IrFan... I had gotten so used to it that I forgot it was an application that I had added. I kept wondering how to re-enable its functionality in Windows.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Not really must have, more like nice to have, well in no particular order:
    IrfanView, GIMP, OpenOffice, Firefox, VMware Server, CCleaner, RegSupreme, TU2006, Skype, PixResizer, ScreenshotCaptor, FileZilla, Nvu, CD Burner XP Pro.
    Mrk
     
  8. NAMOR

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    First Defense ISR
    Anapod Explorer
    Open Office
    Visual Studio
    Tuneup Utilities 2006
    FastStone Screen Capture
    MusicBrainz
    TeamSpeak
    SequoiaView
    Foxit Reader
    Pegasus Mail
    xplorer²
    DVD Shrink
    password corral
     
  9. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    CCleaner, Firefox, Yahoo! Messenger, VLC player and.... that's all. :D
     
  10. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    1. Acronis True Image : you can't live without backup
    2. FirstDefense-ISR : immediate system recovery, second backup, different work and test environments.
    3. Total Uninstall
    4. DI-6O4 Router + Look 'n' Stop : don't fully understand them, but nevertheless necessary.
    5. Mozilla Firefox + Extensions : convenient and safer browsing on the internet
    6. Mozilla Thunderbird : emails, especially for ignoring and deleting spam-emails
    7. CCleaner : history cleaning
    8. MS Office Pro + Adobe Reader + Snagit : work.
    9. All the rest is undecided : try this and that, trial this and that, ...
     
  11. VikingStorm

    VikingStorm Registered Member

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    I'll put stuff no one else mentioned:
    *VLC: http://www.videolan.org
    *MPUI: http://mpui.sourceforge.net/
    Play every media file without having to install any codecs.
    *WinRAR
    *foobar2000 - light music player, highly customizable
    *Ultraedit
    *ObjectDock
    *Styler
    *Windowblinds
    *Notebook Hardware Control (control CPU throttling)
    *Clockgen- realtime CPU overclocking
    *Flashget
     
  12. Longboard

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    Hey, good thread found some cool tools, nice lists. Thanks.

    My specials in no specific order, some free some pay:
    FF and extensions as req....
    Leechget
    Terabyte utilities:all of them.
    Fdisr
    PDF Factory
    Scansoft/Omnipage

    Able2docpro
    http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2d_pro.htm
    very useful and mostly very accurate PDF>Text/Word tool.
    Good for converting scanned PDF docs.

    Nero 6
    Copy DVD/DVDshrink
    IRFANview
    GIMP
    Picasa
    CCCleaner
    GLock cleaner
    JV16 regcleaner
    Hoversnap
    Belarc Advisor
    Eraser 5.7
    ERUNT/NTREGOPT
    Izarc/Iceows
    Perfect disc
    Radsoft XPT : http://www.radsoft.net/ great tools and great reading


    Probably got some others lurking in the corners: "shysofts" LOL

    IF I had to pick one: Terabyte.

    Regards
     
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  13. sosaiso

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    Desktop Sidebar. [One look is all it takes to note the stock changes of the day, currency fluctuations, and the weather. Oh, and it plays my music too.]

    CCCP - For all the video playback anyone could ever need.

    Trillian - One IM program for them all. Doesn't check my GMail though.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    what do u mean?

    if u have Pro version, there is an email plugin to check for messages.
     
  15. sosaiso

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    Yea, the pro version. :O
     
  16. WSFuser

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    well u can always use a browser add-on or separate program if u rele want to check ur email.
     
  17. sosaiso

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    It's a seperate process that would slow down my computer really. I've just forwarded all my gmail to my yahoo account. Same amount of storage anyways. It's a good thing to keep in mind though. I know firefox has an extension to check mail. Thanks.
     
  18. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Basic freeware, which ensures my security:

    AutoPatcher XP
    AxCrypt v1.6.3
    Belarc Advisor v7.1h Build 7.1.8.10
    CCleaner v1.31.325
    Comodo Personal Firewall v2.2.0.11
    GMER v1.0.10.10122
    HijackThis v1.99.1
    Internet Explorer v7.0.5450.4
    MWAV 31.07.2006
    Windows XP Professional


    Additionall freeware software for daily using:

    7-Zip v4.42
    AVS Disc Creator v2.1.5.100
    Azureus v2.4.0.2
    Daemon Tools v4.03HE
    Foxit Reader v1.3 Build 1621
    Free Download Manager v2.0 Build 419
    Google Earth v4.0.1693
    Google Talk v1.0.0.95
    JRE 5.0 Update 7
    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v1.55
    Miranda IM v0.5
    OpenOffice v2.0.3
    POP Peeper v3.0 RC1
    System Info for Windows v1.62 Build 613
    Time Synchronizer v2
    WinASO RegDefrag 1.2
    WMP v11.0.5358.4827
    WinRAR v3.51
    XnView v1.82.4
     
  19. Weber

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    Firefox
    Opera
    Thunderbird
    foobar2000
    Media Player Classic
    Foxit Reader
    Peerguardian
    RegSeeker
    uTorrent
    eMule
     
  20. beetlejuice69

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    1)Nero Burning Rom
    2)AIRoboform
    3)FlashFXP
    4)FD-ISR
    5)ATI
    6)Winrar
    7)UltraISO
    8 )JetAudio
     
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  21. Osaban

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    WINDOWS XP
    MS OFFICE
    PHOTOSHOP
    NEAT IMAGE
    OPERA
     
  22. gerardwil

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    Autoruns
    What's running
    MWSnap
    EditPad Lite
    PC TV
    PHP coder
    POedit
    WAMP
    FileZilla
    X-Setup Pro
    Jack
    dBpowerAMP Ogg Vorbis Codec
    JetShell for iAudio
    MediaMonkey

    Gerard
     
  23. cthorpe

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    What is Jack?
     
  24. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Here are the ones I like in no specific order.

    Firefox
    Irfan View
    Paint Shop Pro
    Bryce 3D
    Art Rage
    Photofiltre
    Macromedia Flash
    Ace Translator
    Jv16 Power Tools
    Snagit 7
    Last.fm player
    Power Archiver
    HP Solution Center (To scan Photos & Drawings)
    Myst III Exile --->definitely not an aplication but a good game to have around!
     
  25. gerardwil

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    http://www.jackware.nl/dindex.htm

    Gerard
     
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